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Connecting Faith and Social Justice

Listening to Prophetic Voices that Inspire Us

The Awakening Project is a youth-led initiative that bridges interfaith dialogue and social justice activism. The goal of the project is to encourage a community of individuals who are aware of how we are all interconnected with each other and with the earth, and how our faiths motivate us to have compassion for the most vulnerable.

Walter Brueggemann podcasts

These Walter Brueggemann podcasts are from Breaking Ground and produced by
Bittersweet Monthly. Directed by Eliot Rausch, and edited by Brandon Bray. 

In this segment Walter Brueggemann, an Old Testament scholar and world-renown theologian, leads us to consider neighborly economics and a posture of solidarity.

In this segment Walter Brueggemann leads us to consider lament, the switching of narratives, and life as a covenant people.

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Rick Tobias

Rick Tobias was a life-long advocate for the marginalized, speaking to the issues of social justice and challenging us, as he believes Henri Nouwen would have, to move from fear to love in this time of uncertainty. This audio podcast is from the Henri Nouwen Society’s ‘Now & Then’ series.

Anne Snyder

Read The Tribes that Bind – Wrestling with loyalty in a fractured age, an article by Anne Snyder; the editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine and overseer of its partner project, Breaking Ground.

Pete Seeger

Read an article on Pete Seeger and listen to a 1995 interview with Seeger by Michael Enright.

Michael Enright

Listen to Indigenous leader Cindy Blackstock speaking with Michael Enright on the final episode of the Sunday Edition – June 26, 2020.

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Carrie Newcomer – Room at the Table for Everyone

We live in abundance and there is enough always, Building longer tables to include all can be our dream. So let’s not mind to being excluded for those we include.

About — Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone.

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Henri Nouwen

Listen to talks by friends who knew Henri Nouwen


Listening Guides

Listening guides are designed to make it easier to engage with inspiring prophetic voices.


Learn about opportunities to organize and facilitate zoom meetings to discuss podcasts and articles.


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Summer 2023 Student Led Projects This summer, The Awakening Project had the opportunity to work with three very talented and social justice driven students on their own independent projects. These student-led projects combined social justice, faith, and advocacy on different topics in the Canadian context. These projects are the result of months of hard work, collaboration, and critical thinking from our Student Project Developers. The Continue reading

Deep Inequalities in our Treatment of Migrant Workers – Inequalities in our immigration system

27,000 migrants were invited to apply for permanent residency (PR) through the Express Entry system in March 2021. That’s a 440% increase from the previous round. Some of our members and friends can hope to qualify for PR now. Clearly, our calls for full and permanent immigration status are being heard. But this is not a simple good news story. Canada’s Express Entry system assigns Continue reading Deep Inequalities in our Treatment of Migrant Workers – Inequalities in our immigration system

Matthew House: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service

About Matthew House OttawaMatthew House Ottawa was founded in 2010. The organization provides services to refugee claimants, offering them a temporary place to live in Ottawa, Ontario, and access to an established support network as they start their new life in Canada. Matthew House Ottawa also operates a Furniture Bank, from which marginalized households can furnish their homes for free with gently used items donated Continue reading Matthew House: Case Studies in Faith-Based Social Service

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